The conference venue is the 12th Floor Faculty Lounge of the Leon Lowenstein Building in the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, located at 113 West 60th Street (bounded by West 60th and West 62nd Streets, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues). Enter at the corner of Columbus and 60th Street; take the escalator up one level to the bank of elevators on the Plaza Level. Elevators 5 and 6 go directly to the 12th floor; the other elevators go to the 11th floor from where you will have to walk one flight up.
Reduced-rate parking is available at Preor Parking (212-245-9594) at 40-50 West 61st Street, between Columbus Avenue and Broadway; the rate is $17 for 12 hours. A rate of $16 for 12 hours is available at Central Parking/Kenny Systems at 345 West 58th Street, between Columbus Avenue and Broadway (212-582-7110). Parking is also available at Allie Parking at 425 West 59th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, at the rate of $12 for 12 hours for an average-sized car (212-246-7220). To receive these reduced rates, you must validate their parking ticket at the Front Security Desk at the entrance to Fordham University at 113 W. 60th Street.
Fordham can be reached by subway (A, B, C, D, 1 and 9 to 59th Street at Columbus Circle), and by city bus (M5, M7, M11, M104).
Fordham is also about one mile from Penn Station train station and one-half mile from the Port Authority bus station. NYC is served by three airports: LaGuardia and JFK in New York, and Newark in New Jersey.
To find good rates on NYC hotel rooms (especially over week-ends), check out these web sites:
Note that you must add 13.375% taxes, $2 city occupancy tax and a $1.50 Javits Center fee to the hotel rate to calculate the total cost.
To calculate distances, note that the conference venue is at 60th St. and Columbus (8th) Ave., in the Lowenstein Building of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. For those who put price above comfort and proximity, see below under Cheaper Accommodations for some other options.
*When booking with these hotels, mention that you would like the Fordham rate, and you will be booked with the corporate rate that Fordham has arranged with the hotel.
*The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street $199 standard queen; $239 superior king or double
New York, NY 10023
Newly renovated and with many amenities; close to the Lincoln Center campus.
356 W. 58th St. at Columbus Circle $179 single; $229 standard queen
New York, NY 10019
Very stylish hotel conveniently located near Fordham.
Hampton Inn – Times Square North
851 Eighth Avenue, at 51st Street $237 king
New York, NY 10019
Includes hot breakfast and is part of the Hilton hotel system.
210 West 55th Street $189 Small (double bed)
New York, NY 10019 $239 Medium (queen)
(212) 247-2000 $269 Large (king)
Reservations: (866) 437-3266
Upscale, high design boutique hotel near Fordham.
2130 Broadway $275 one bedroom suite
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-1100 (ext. 623)
For those who put price above comfort, you may want to try one of these lower-priced alternatives. Some lower-priced hotels have opened recently with young, hip travelers in mind, so you might even discover a gem. If none of these are suitable, try http://www.yelp.com/nyc for reviews from native New Yorkers and tourists alike.
The Pod Hotel Rates
230 East 51st Street $179 double (double bed, private bath)
New York, NY 10022 $199 queen (queen bed, private bath)
(212) 355-0300 $109 single with shared bath
Forward-thinking and hip. More sophisticated and diverse than a hostel scene. Rather recently opened, and one of the most reasonably priced hotels in the city.
Gershwin Hotel Rates
7 E. 27th Street $159 Standard room w/double bed or two singles
New York, NY 10016 $239 Queen bed suite
Tel: (212) 545-8000
Fax: (212) 684-5546
Self-consciously hip boutique hotel in easy walking distance to some of New York’s biggest attractions.
Chelsea Lodge Rates
318 W 20th Street $119-129
New York, NY 10011
A bed-and-breakfast, generally agreed to be clean if a little spare. Bathrooms are shared unless you book a suite.
Candy Hostel Rates
316 West 95th Street $50, single (private)
New York, NY 10025-6101 $52, double (private)
(212) 865-1414 $52, bunk (private)
firstname.lastname@example.org $94, double double (private)
http://www.candynyc.com $23, 4 bed dorm
Great location, very basic, but very clean and quiet. On a residential street two blocks west of Broadway. The bathrooms are shared, but clean and one person at a time.
For other questions regarding the conference, please contact us at the Center for Medieval Studies: by phone at 718-817-4655; by fax at 718-817-3987; or by email at email@example.com.
Last modified: January 21, 2011
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